"cultivated,/Wild, exotic": Nationalism and Internationalism in the Poetry of Shirley Geok-lin Lim

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Abstract

The essay traces the treatment of national identity and a contrasting internationalism in the poetry of Malaysia's major poet, Shirley Geok-lin Lim. She grew up in Malacca (about which she still writes) and travelled to the USA to undertake postgraduate study, "married a big-nose" and has lived there ever since, but on opposite sides of the country and taking up visiting professorships at numerous countries over the years. A leading figure in Asian-American studies, she has a complex sense of personal identity. This essay is part of a substantial study of her work by various scholars.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-49
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Transnational American Studies
Volume10
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

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